Ph.D. Colloquium

Getting Your Ph.D.…and Beyond
Critical Stages and Career Paths for the Ph.D. Student

Date: Sunday, September 4, 2016
Time: 13:00—17:00
Location: Salon 2 of the Waikiki Ballroom on the 3 rd Floor of the Paoakalani Tower (near the swimming pool)

Through guest lectures by the Editors and an interactive workshop, the session gives PhD candidates an excellent opportunity to learn on how successfully defend their PhD viva and how they become confident in searching jobs in academia and industry after getting a PhD degree. In addition, the PhD candidates will be able to meet peers and colleagues, share experiences, and to network scholars from different continents.

The invited speakers and the participants will share experiences in the following areas:

  • Critical stages in the PhD process and how to successfully master them
  • The PhD process and career paths in different continents
  • Coping with possible problems while pursuing a PhD
  • Entering into job market – academia or industry (Tips/tools for Job searching)
  • How to get published your PhD research


  • Professor Gloria Barczak, Northeaster University, USA; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Product Innovation Management
  • Professor Tugrul Daim, Portland State University, USA; Director of Technology Management Doctoral Program, Portland State University, and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal for Innovation and Technology Management
  • Recent Graduates and Early Career Researchers working for Academia and Industry

The colloquium consists of two sessions. The editors and peers will share their experiences in the first session on the above topics. The second session will be an interactive follow-up workshop to tackle topics in which the participants are most interested in.

We encourage research students in all stages of the PhD process, as well as recent graduates, to join this colloquium. For further query please contact

Professor Nazrul Islam
Director of Education for Management Studies
Associate Professor of Innovation/Entrepreneurship
University of Exeter Business School, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
T: +44(0) 1392 723207
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning Academic Editor, British Journal of Applied Science and Technology
Phone: 1-503-725-3525
Fax: 1-503-725-4667